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1. PIDO's Mobile Community Garden Designed by Beijing architecture firm People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there's a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO's mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community...
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Create Shareable Campaigns with LobbyForMe
The most suffocating sensations within all political systems are feeling voiceless, quieted or unheard. Tech companies like Countable are doing an excellent job at keeping everyone updated on how our politicians are voting, in a transparent and...
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1. Early Reviews of Apple's Just-Announced HomePod At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, the tech giant confirmed a long-rumored and highly anticipated product: HomePod, the speaker that promises to marry high-quality audio with an intelligent...
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ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
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LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
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1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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"Resist Persist Insist" T-Shirt
With all proceeds from the sale of this T-shirt going to organizations supported by Design for Progress (Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, EarthJustice, and the National...
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Wild Nothing: Begin Again
Another release in the now 60-strong list of songs for the Our First 100 Days digital album, Wild Nothing's "Begin Again" released today. The 100 Days record is made up of tunes written by dozens of different bands and musicians, all resisting the...
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Flying Mojito Bros: Rodeo Cósmico Mix Get your lava lamp out and enjoy this trippy, psychedelic mix from DJ outfit the Flying Mojito Bros (aka producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ Jack Sellen). Aptly named "Rodeo Cósmico," this '70s-influenced, spaced...
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Sister Resister T-Shirt
Perhaps the strongest message to come after the 2016 election, January's Inauguration Day and all the moves made by the US Government since, has been resist—and persist. Otherwild has taken note, and now their bright red "Sister Resister" T-shirt is...
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"Make America New York" Cap
First seen on models strutting the catwalk during NYFW this year, Public School's "Make America New York" caps are now available for purchase by mere mortals. Even better though, is the fact that 100% of the net proceeds will go to the ACLU. Obviously...
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1. Artist Sending Trump Artwork in Protest This past weekend, Paul Weston decided to send President Trump a piece of artwork every single day—but not as a gift, as a reminder of the importance of arts funding. This comes hot off the news that...
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Countable App
It's undeniable that the recent election, and the events following President Trump's inauguration, have ignited a huge amount of activism in those who live in the United States—and around the world. People are more thoughtful about purchasing products...
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Lily Allen: Going To a Town (Rufus Wainwright Cover) Covering Rufus Wainwright's stunning 2007 song "Going To a Town," Lily Allen has remained faithful to the original, while adding her own levels of heartbreak. The accompanying video features scenes...
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1973 T-Shirt
1973 was the year in which the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade culminated in abortion being deemed a fundamental right under the United States Constitution. In a majority vote, laws were changed and, in turn, so were lives across the country. Of course...
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Find Your Park Playing Cards
Those of us who were following along with the rogue social media managers from several national parks this week might be looking for ways to support them. One easy option is buying this deck of playing cards, as 100% of the proceeds go to the National...
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Gorillaz feat. Benjamin Clementine: Hallelujah Money
Returning after six years, Gorillaz have chosen an apt moment to release their powerful, politically charged, bleakly apocalyptic track "Hallelujah Money." Dropping on the eve of the US inauguration, the song features vocals and spoken word by the...
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1. How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency Friday 20 January marks President Obama's last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant...
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